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It was a matter of luck that I chose the least overcast part of a drizzly day to join Jackie in the garden today.
Aided by a crutch, I walked along the Shady Path to the Ace Reclaim bench which I made my first perch
while Jackie followed with Mum’s stool.
My eye was drawn to a poppy in the Palm Bed which I could only see from a standing position.
In order for me to photograph the scene from the stool, the Head Gardener was kind enough to bend down and pull out mature cow parsley to reveal
without disturbing a host of geranium palmatums.
Red roses in the Oval Bed were also visible from this viewpoint.
Moving alongside the decking, I focussed on a pale blue clematis; the deep red climbing rose above the bench; and planters containing mimuluses, begonias, and petunias.
As she gathered up the cow parsley Jackie explained Gardener’s Law, which holds that whenever you bend to pick up anything from the ground you will be standing on the other end of it.
This evening we dined on second helpings of yesterday’s excellent Indian takeaway meal.